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The Cartoon Wars by Douglas Murray from

1061.png It is most important to keep on challenging these would-be censors, so that people with Kalashnikov rifles do not make our customs and laws. ...
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Breaking the silence report by Matti Friedman from

I hope that most intelligent people have stopped taking international press coverage of Israel too seriously. But there are a few things that are important to understand. ...
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Why Is Israel Criticized for Helping Nepal Earthquake Victims? by Steven A. Cook from

injured-nepal-resident-and-doctors.jpg?itok=6tgogeov.png Last week, Israel took criticism for sending a contingent of doctors and search-and-rescue specialists to Nepal to participate in the earthquake relief efforts. Read that again. There is no “not” in between “for” and “sending.” ...
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Don't worry Israel our MPs are mates with Palestine too by Rowan Dean from

1430445398169.png Off to Gaza! Wow. Crazy architecture. Every hospital doubles as a rocket-launching pad, every kiddies playground doubles as a missile silo! Far out! I ask people how come they stay here and they explain that Hamas will shoot them if they try to leave. Fair point. ...
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Free Fall in the Middle East by Editor from

If we had a Republican President and the Middle East were in this much of a mess, and the Administration had been repeatedly exposed as having fundamentally misjudged major developments (calling ISIS the “jayvee team,” Yemen a success, Erdogan a reliable partner, etc. etc.), the NYT would be calling for impeachment and howling about the end of the world. ...
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Associated Mess How the AP Botched Its Investigation of Civilian Deaths in the Israel-Hamas War by Richard Behar and Gary Weiss from

Posed photographs. Intentional miscategorizations. Buried corrections. One-sided sourcing. Cherry-picked quotes. And a just-plain-wrong conclusion about "most" Gaza casualties being civilians. ...
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Leftists like Miriam Margolyes are helping Hamas by criticising Israel by Ted Lapkin from

THE moment actress Miriam Margolyes opened her mouth to opine on anti-Semitism during the ABC’s Q&A this week, the moral rot at the heart of 21st-century leftist thought came on full display. ...
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Netanyahu to Congress - Spring 2015 by Benjamin Netanyahu from

Full text of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress, March 3, 2015. ...
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Missing the Point—and Lesson—of Buddhist Anti-Muslim Sentiment by Raymond Ibrahim from

1023.png Ongoing reports decrying "anti-Muslim" Buddhists seem to miss the point: this antipathy did not appear out of thin air but rather in response to Islamic aggression—the same Islamic aggression the rest of the world is trying to cope with. ...
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Of course there is a crisis in US Israel relations by Mort Klein and Daniel Mandel from

showimage.ashx?id=252663&h=530&w=758.png President Obama seems willing to tolerate an Iranian nuclear weapons threshold capacity – but Israel is not. Of course there’s a crisis. ...
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Coup d'etat? by Martin Sherman from

What we are witnessing is, in effect, little less than an attempt at a bloodless coup d'état - conducted, not by the military, but by the messianic, indeed manic, mainstream media, buttressed by affiliated like-minded civil society elites, in a frenzied effort to impose their minority worldview on the nation. ...
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Palestinian moves to join ICC have nothing to do with justice by Einat Wilf from

Is Israel's reluctance to co-operate with the ICC investigation into war crimes a sign of guilt? ...
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Obama’s surrender by Mort Klein and Daniel Mandel from

obama-iran.jpeg.png President Obama has a six year record of indulging and conceding to Iran, without having achieved anything to prevent it becoming a nuclear power, which he’s repeatedly and publicly proclaimed he would do “everything, everything” to prevent. ...
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Israeli Press: Why I Will Vote Likud for the First Time by Kalman Liebeskind from

Read the week-end Hebrew oped that has gone viral in Israel. If one of the ways to judge if a state is democratic is by whether its press is worthy of the name, the last few weeks have shown that we have nothing in common with a democratic state. ...
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Outstanding speech by Matti Friedman by Blog from

matti%2bfriedman%2b2_photo%2bcredit%2bsebastian%2bscheiner_media.png Matti Friedman, former AP journalist, spoke at a BICOM dinner in London on January 26. His speech is an absolute must-read. ...
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Mark Scott puts lid on scathing report into quality of ABC journalism by Sharri Markson from

995702-8a2ddf5c-9ecd-11e4-96f4-b3bf448e0f0c.png Without targeting or naming and shaming individuals, the review found there were not enough qualified people making sure material that went to air or was published online was being properly checked. Vulnerabilities were identified where material was published without proper oversight, creating problems with accuracy and bias. ...
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Open Letter to the French President by A Palestinian Journalist in Ramallah from

883.png Your Excellency, many Palestinians nearly fell off their chairs upon seeing their president march at the front row of a rally in your capital to protest against terrorism and assaults on freedom of the media. ...
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Islam Gets Special Treatment by Dennis Prager from

743899eb-17b7-4a88-a2ae-87ddad115900.png Since 9/11, the Western world's academic, media, political elites have done their best to portray Islam in a favorable light, treating it very differently from all other religions. Criticism of every doctrine, religious or secular, is permitted, often encouraged. But not of Islam. Only positive depictions are allowed. ...
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There is no war between Israel and a nonexistent nation by Gerard Henderson from

Contrary to O’Connor’s editorialising, there is no war between Israel and Palestine. Nor has such an entity as Palestine ever existed. Jordan was in control of the area between Israel and the Jordan River between the creation of the State of Israel in 1948 and the 1967 war, which saw Israel occupy the area. In almost two decades Jordan did not establish a state of Palestine. ...
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The Western Media and Muslim-on-Muslim Violence by Raymond Ibrahim from

840.png Western mainstream media enable Islamic terrorism by employing an arsenal of semantic games, key phrases, convenient omissions, and moral relativism to portray such violence as a product of anything and everything—political and historical grievances, "Islamophobia," individual insanity, poverty and ignorance, territorial disputes—not Islam. ...
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